MSNBC’s Morning Joe got a little weird this morning when NBC’s national affairs analyst John Heilemann said that there’s a decent number of Trump supporters that would be ok with the president killing their parents or grandparents.
He started out by saying that he’d like to see it as a poll question:
I would like a pollster to test this question: How many people in the Republican Party think that it would be okay for Donald Trump to dissolve their own grandparents?
Then, he predicted what the results would be (emphasis mine):
I’m virtually certain that if it was a Donald Trump-related question, you’d get like ten percent that would be, like, Donald Trump has the power to do whatever he wants, including kill my parents,
Co-host Willie Geist took a minute to think about it. “I’m not appalled, I was just working through how it would look like,” he said. Heilemann responded by backtracking while also doubling down. “I’m trying to make the point,” he said, “I think it’s just a — I think it’s kind of — it’s a test.”
MRC has the video:
And the media wonders why they’re not trusted?